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Programme: Sensitive Skin
Broadcast: 2005 ( BBC2 )
Episodes: 6 (1 series)
Starring: Denis Lawson, Joanna Lumley, James Lance
Written by: Hugo Blick
Directed by: Hugo Blick
Production: Baby Cow Productions More info

Sitcom about affluent couple Al and Davina Jackson who live in metropolitan London. Along with their friends Al and Davina struggle with sexual temptation and professional jealously and try to cope with their fear of the future.

Al is a pundit for a broadsheet newspaper and is paid to find imperfection in everything; Davina works in an Art Gallery and is paid to make life more beautiful. But being 60 isnít simple. The coupleís 30 year old son, Orlando, refuses to acknowledge adulthood while Davinaís Sister; Veronica, and her husband Roger, intimidate the Jacksons with their confident and controlled grasp of life.

BSG Review:

Whilst this subtle and quiet sitcom didn't really make a huge dent upon British comedy when it broadcast in late 2005 it did attract a number of fans who liked its subdued less than formulaic standard.

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